Town of LeRay, NY
Jefferson County
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§ 158-15 Purpose and intent.

The purpose of the R-1 Residential Single-Family District is to encourage moderate-density residential development in the Town of LeRay that is accessible to a range of incomes. The district requires that new subdivisions and infill development opportunities be constructed in a manner consistent with the character of existing neighborhoods, while using design best practices that create and maintain a walkable environment. New subdivisions shall provide sufficient park and open spaces that are accessible, functional and appropriately programmed to supply needed recreational resources to Town residents.

§ 158-16 Permitted uses.

The following uses are permitted within the Residential Single-Family District:
A. 
Uses permitted administratively:
Accessory structure
Agriculture, general
Dwelling, single-family
Greenhouse, personal
Home occupation, minor
Modular home
Parks and open space
Roadside stand
Swimming pool, private
B. 
Uses requiring site plan approval:
Bed-and-breakfast inn
Building, office
Cemetery
Day-care facility
Essential services
Family/caregiver apartment
Nursery school
Place of worship
Public and semipublic facility
Residential-care facility, limited
School, private or public
Solar farm
Stable, private
Swimming pool, public
C. 
Uses requiring a special use permit and site plan approval:
Animal breeding, hobby
Assembly use
Farmette
Golf course
Home occupation, major
Pasture

§ 158-17 Dimensional and area requirements.

The following requirements apply to all lots within the Residential Single-Family District:
A. 
Setback distances.
(1) 
Front yard building setback:
(a) 
Minimum: 40 feet.
(b) 
Minimum for lots with frontage on state roads: 60 feet.
(2) 
Rear yard building setback:
(a) 
Minimum: 20 feet.
(b) 
Minimum for lots abutting a nonresidential district or use: 40 feet.
(3) 
Side yard building setback:
(a) 
Minimum: 10 feet.
(b) 
Minimum for lots abutting a nonresidential district or use: 20 feet.
(4) 
Parking lot and drive setback:
(a) 
In front, rear and side yards: five feet, minimum.
B. 
Minimum lot area and frontage requirements.
(1) 
Residential uses: 20,000 square feet; 15,000 square feet with municipal water and sewer.
(2) 
Nonresidential uses: 32,000 square feet.
(3) 
Minimum lot frontage:
(a) 
One hundred feet for lots with municipal water and sewer.
(b) 
One hundred fifty feet for all other lots.
C. 
Minimum gross floor area (GFA) requirements:
(1) 
Single-story single-family dwellings: 900 square feet.
(2) 
Multistory single-family dwellings: 1,350 square feet.
D. 
Maximum building height: 35 feet.
E. 
Maximum impervious surface coverage: 35% of total lot area.
F. 
Maximum development density:
(1) 
The maximum dwelling unit density for a subdivision which creates greater than or equal to three additional lots shall not exceed three units per acre.
(2) 
Dwelling unit density shall be calculated from the aggregate total area subdivided from the parent parcel, inclusive of common property, rights-of-way, and easements necessary to effectuate such subdivision pursuant to the regulations of this chapter and Chapter 135.
G. 
Parking and parking lots.
(1) 
The following off-street parking space requirements shall apply within the Residential Single-Family District:
(a) 
Dwellings: a minimum of two spaces per unit.
(b) 
Public and private assembly uses: a minimum of one space per each 1.5 seats at maximum lawful occupancy as determined by Zoning Enforcement Officer.
(c) 
All other uses: a minimum of one space per 330 gross square feet of building plus one space per employee.
(2) 
No more than 20% of required off-street parking spaces shall be located between the front building facade(s) and the primary abutting street(s). This standard shall also be upheld for corner lots.
(3) 
In no instance shall the number of parking spaces exceed 130% of the required minimums as stated above.
(4) 
Parking spaces within enclosed residential garages do not count towards the required number of parking spaces pursuant to this section.
H. 
Accessory structures.
(1) 
No accessory structure shall exceed 1,500 square feet in an R-1 District.
(2) 
Maximum number: four in an R-1 District, including detached garages and swimming pools.
(3) 
See definition for "accessory structure."

§ 158-18 Design standards for new nonresidential development.

The following design standards, in addition to those in Articles IX through XIV, shall be utilized for new nonresidential development applications within the Residential Single-Family District.
A. 
Site and building design.
(1) 
To the extent practical, buildings should be oriented with front facades parallel to the street.
(2) 
Accessory structures shall be 10 feet or more from any property line.
(3) 
The maximum gross floor area (GFA) for each story of a single nonresidential building shall be 6,000 square feet.
(4) 
Buildings shall have pitched roofs with a slope not less than four inches of rise for every 12 inches of run.
B. 
Building materials.
(1) 
Standard masonry block walls shall be prohibited on any residential structure or any primary facade of nonresidential structures.
(2) 
Decorative masonry materials such as split-face and textured-finish blocks are permitted as a primary finished building material on nonresidential structures.
(3) 
The following materials or systems shall not be utilized on finished building or signage exteriors:
(a) 
Unfinished dimensional or sheet lumber;
(b) 
Treated lumber (permitted only on outdoor structures and signs for residential uses);
(c) 
Glass block;
(d) 
Nontextured, noncoated masonry block.
C. 
Buffer zones and landscaping requirements. The following shall be required for nonresidential uses, except as specified below, in addition to those standards in Article XI and § 135-21:
(1) 
An opaque screen six feet in height shall buffer the Residential Single-Family District from nonresidential districts and shall be a fully functioning screen at the time of installation.
(2) 
The use of approved fencing no more than six feet in height shall be permitted, in addition to vegetation, but shall not be permitted as a sole means of screening.
(3) 
Individual single-family detached lots shall not be required to uphold the standards within § 158-18C unless required as part of a multi-lot subdivision as described in § 135-21, at which time the subdivider of record shall provide or cause to be provided all required landscape plantings.
(4) 
A minimum of one planting unit shall be required for each:
(a) 
Forty linear feet or fraction thereof of lot frontage along a road; and
(b) 
One thousand square feet or fraction thereof of gross building area for nonresidential uses; and
(c) 
Five hundred square feet or fraction thereof of gross building footprint for residential uses.
D. 
Lighting systems. Fixture heights shall be no taller than 18 feet in height or as determined by the Planning Board, with shorter poles along sidewalks and pedestrian zones, and taller poles within parking areas.
E. 
Open space and recreation. For nonresidential projects, a minimum of 25% of the lot area shall be devoted to open space, inclusive of the area devoted to required buffer zones pursuant to § 158-18C and the aggregate area of internal parking lot medians and islands.